Alex, 15, lives alone with his dad, enduring relentless physical violence, rebelling against everyone. To escape from this daily life, Alex rows on the Meuse river, and has only one ...
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Alex, 15, lives alone with his dad, enduring relentless physical violence, rebelling against everyone. To escape from this daily life, Alex rows on the Meuse river, and has only one obsession: to win the Belgian Singles Championships at any cost. Sergi, his coach, and Muriel, the young girl he's in love with, will enable Alex to rediscover the human values he has lost. A long and tough learning curve... Written by
a story about violence and dreams. refreshing, cold, delicate, touching. picture of fall and about an age. an useful film. for each viewer. because its message is more than moralistic. because its beauty has deep roots. because the acting is impressive. because it is a story about society more than about a family. because it presents in precise manner, with splendid grace, the hope. because it is a film about basic things who defines life. without verdicts, out of judgment circles. story of a teenager , it has universal value. and that does it more than a good film. or a lesson. it could be a necessary testimony about contemporary Belgian cinema.
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